Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary
Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary (2003)

A cinematic transposition of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Interpretation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire yarn from stage to screen.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 27, 2004
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87%
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74%


Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Guy Maddin's film is a richly sensuous and dreamy interpretation of Dracula that reinvigorates the genre.

Deborah Young
Variety

Though it sounds like an offbeat idea even for horror fans, the tech work is so well done that it could disarm unwary buffs attracted by the campy title.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A dance version that gorgeously captures the Royal Winnepeg Ballet's artistry while razzing the xenophobia and carnal hysteria underpinning Bram Stoker's story.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... the most startlingly original and creative reading of the novel ever put to film.

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Time Out

By the end, you'll wonder why all films aren't made this way.

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Kenneth LaFave
Arizona Republic

A diversion that only makes you wish you could have seen Royal Winnipeg's original ballet.

Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

An elaborate, self-conscious but arresting take on the Dracula myth.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Just when you think that holly stakes, garlic, crucifixes and capes are all there is to vampire stories, Maddin and the Royal Winnipeg put Dracula back on his toes.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Amusing as it is strange, Maddin's movie lingers in consciousness as a one-of-a-kind affair that emanates from a truly creative consciousness.

Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine

A fevered, sexy take on the material, it plays up the desires of the female players, the repression of the men and Dracula's status as all-purpose object of dread and desire.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Elvira B
Guy Maddin directed this extraodinary interpretation of Bram Stoker's Dracula by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Several episodes of the original story are… More
Marion Ravenwood
Interesting take on Dracula. It's very artsy. I liked the overall mood of the film was very nice.
Antony Stubbs
An inventive treat, Pages... is the classic novel presented as a silent movie ballet. It is acted entirely with ballet performers and filmed using techniques… More
Emily B.
Bram Stoker's Dracula interpreted by the Royal Winnepeg ballet. The combination of the dance and Maddin's unique touches such as the intertitles and… More
John Ballantine
Oh Guy Guy Guy. Sometimes I just don't get you. My head was pounding for days afterwards. Ever want to tell something in a straight forward manner?